Rising HIV infections spreading by sex among youth in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a square in a poor eastern Tehran neighborhood known for its drug addicts and dealers, psychologist Atefeh Azimi draws another drop of blood from a worried passer-by's finger.


  • Written by By MEHDI FATTAHI and AMIR VAHDAT , Associated Press

UN: Worst malnutrition since war is in besieged Syria suburb

BEIRUT (AP) — The worst malnutrition rate since the start of the Syria conflict nearly seven years ago has been recorded in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus besieged by the government for more than four years, the United Nations children's agency said Thursday.

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Trump's Muslim retweets draw fire from US and abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump retweeted inflammatory videos from a fringe British political group Wednesday that purported to show violence being committed by Muslims, drawing quick condemnation from civil rights groups as well as a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May.

  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL LAWLESS , Associated Press

Facing tax vote in Senate, Trump seizes on cultural fights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a critical Senate vote on his tax overhaul and a crush of December deadlines, President Donald Trump is instead putting the spotlight on a volatile collection of extraneous topics — anti-Muslim videos, Pocahontas, NFL players who kneel during the national anthem and his multiplying disputes with the news media.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS , Associated Press

AP Explains: How Trump's Pocahontas remark can be offensive

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Members of Virginia tribes that count Pocahontas among their ancestors said Tuesday that President Donald Trump should not use her name for political gain.

  • Written by By FELICIA FONSECA , Associated Press